This event is co-sponsored with the New York Theatre Workshop.
In literature (and perhaps in other art forms) fathers receive less attention than mothers. If men are raised to be the strong and silent type, how do we know who they are and how do they shape and challenge our own personas? A night of four performance pieces presented by professional actors, authored by Jesse Cameron Alick, Quang Bao, Christopher Murray and Joshua Pushkin. An intimate look at the relationship between men and their dads. Tickets are $10 — it is encouraged that tickets be purchased in advance as seats are limited.
Lazy Man’s Load by Christopher Murray, performed by Drew Hildebrand
The Scorpion and the Fox by Jesse Cameron Alick, performed by Craig Alan Edwards
Christopher Columbus, Senior by Quang Bao, performed by Hoon Lee
The Pink Caballero by Joshua Pushkin, performed by Chad Corbitt, directed by Loy Arcenas
Jesse Cameron Alick is the Associate Artistic Director for Subjective Theatre Company and as the Associate Producer for Smokin Word Productions. He is the author the plays Sleep Awake and Come Back to Me, and a book of poetry, How to Reach a State of No Wind in Just Under a Year. His poetry has also appeared in the anthology The Full Spectrum (Random House), A&U magazine, The Erroristand Inspired by a Dream.
Quang Bao‘s work has appeared in The Boston Globe, The Threepenny Review, The New York Times and National Public Radio. He is the coeditor of Take Out: Queer Writing from Asian Pacific America, current director of The Workshop and a Revson Fellow at Columbia University. He teaches creative writing at Cooper Union and has just completed his first novel.
Joshua Pushkin completed his BS in Human Development and a Masters in Public Administration at Cornell Univerity. He is currently the Director of Development for Cable Positive, an HIV/AIDS action organization dedicated to educating the public about the disease through the medium of cable television.
Christopher Murray‘s poetry has appeared recently inWindy City Times, Bloom, the Soft Skull Press anthology Bend, Don’t Shatter and on NPR as read by Garrision Keilllor as part of The Writer’s Almanac. This year, Christopher was named a Charles H. Revson Fellow at Columbia University.
Loy Arcenas’ recent directing credits include Warren Leight’s No Foreigners Beyond This Point, Betsy Howie’s Callie’s Tally, and Jon Marans’ Old Wicked Songs. He is currently rehearsing Mac Wellman’s 2 September at the Flea Theatre. He also directed the Ma-Yi Theatre production of Lonnie Carter’s The Romance of Magno Rubio, for which he received an Obie Award in Sustained Excellence of Set Design.
Chad Corbitt is a student at Brooklyn College. He sends his love to Kelly, Laurie, and Matty.
Craig Alan Edwards has appeared on television in Law & Order, All My Children, As The World Turns and Spenser: For Hire; and on film in Sweet & Lowdown, Lip Service, The Opposite Sex, All The Wrong Places, Run Of The House, and Jails, Hospitals & Hip-Hop. Craig has written and performed his own one-man show, The Man in Room 306, a fictional account of Dr. King’s last night in Memphis, and has appeared in New York productions of Waiting For My Man; (DR2 Theatre), Box (2003 NY International Fringe Festival), A Last Dance for Sybil (with Ruby Dee) and Love’s Labor’s Lost. Craig has his own performance company, KING ALIVE! The Dream Lives.
Drew Hildebrand will appear later this month in the New York premiere of Mac Wellman’s 2 September at the Flea Theater. Also at the Flea he has performed in A.R. Gurney’s Screen Play, Drums In The Night, and Ashley Montana Goes Ashore In The Caicos with Bebe Neuwirth. His other credits include The Front Page (Long Wharf Theater) and Gary Winter’s The Impotent General (Brick Theater). He is a former US Naval Officer, and a veteran of the conflicts in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He has trained at Cornell University and BADA.
Hoon Lee is originally from the Boston area where he began his performing career as a singer and musician. Since moving to New York, he has appeared on Broadway in Flower Drum Song (originated the role of Chao), Urinetown, Pacific Overtures; other New York productions include American Hwangap (Lark Theatre), SIDES: The Fear is Real… (Culture Project and P.S.122), Back from the Front (NY International Fringe Festival), The King & I (Papermill Playhouse), and Hot Stuff High! (Mr. Miyagi’s Theatre Company). He has also appeared on television and in film in Sex and the City, Saving Face, and We Own the Night. He continues to perform in bands and is currently recording a new solo project. He is a graduate of Harvard University.